Covadonga Travel Guide

  • Covadonga
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Covadonga
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Covadonga
    by jorgejuansanchez

Covadonga Things to Do

  • Los Picos de Europa

    We decided to drive into los picos to see a couple of lakes. Seemingly out of nowhere a storm struck. Between the storm and my memories of truly treacherous mountain roads in Colombia that I was on as a child, I got really scared. I felt more comfortable covering my eyes when we hit those hairpins...I'm a wuss.

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  • Chapel

    In one of the hills to the side of the cathedral of Covadonga is a chapel that's been built into the side of the mountain. To get to it you walk though a lantern lit cave where you're instructed not to speak or take photos.I snuck a photo from the chapel anyway. ; )

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  • La Catedrál

    Covadonga's cathedral is at the foot of Los Picos de Europa. Needless to say this makes its surroundings a thing of beauty. The actual cathedral is made of an earthy, almost terracotta colored stone. It's quite large and located next to a fabulous looking five star hotel.

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Covadonga Transportation

  • How to get to Covadonga (to the natonal...

    The best way of exploring the myriad of corners and villages of the Picos de Europa is by car. If you're going from the Leon Region, take the N-625 national road wich leads into the Sajambre Valley. Another possibility from the Leon side is to go as far as the town of Riano and take the N-621 directly to the Valdeon Valley. One can get to this same...

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  • From Covadonga to Covadonga Lakes

    It is possible to go to Covadonga Lakes (Enol and Ercina) two ways: by your own car and by bus. We came to Cavadonga by our car, but it wasn't possible to go to Lakes because a low visibility. The parking in Cavadonga was free, we left our car and bought tickets to buss. Ticket price was 10 EUR per one person. When bus was 3-5 km from Covadonga we...

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  • Travelling on the AS-114

    I decided to travel to Potes and Fuente De after my visit to Covadonga and took the AS-114.This turned out to be the most challenging and windy road I have ever driven on! It is basically a road that goes alongside the river through the bottom of the canyon.If you look at the photo, you can see the huge rock cliffs that you pass through,Beware of...

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Covadonga Warnings and Dangers

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    by LanaFromRiga Written Apr 14, 2007

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    It is not a big problem, but you can be aggrieved. Be attentively and don't step into a "cowbomb". There are many and many cows on muntains and they making "mine-fields" everywhere.

    Atention! Cowbombs! Typical view
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Covadonga Tourist Traps

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    by LanaFromRiga Written Apr 14, 2007

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    As I mentioned befor in my previouse tips there are many cows in the national park "Picos de Europa". Time to time there can meet bulls too. Animals are not agresive, they look very friendly, but it isn't a good idea to touch them. Animals are animals.

    Unique Suggestions: If you became in a situation when too many cows around you, don't make quick and fast movings, try to control the situation and don't turn your back to animals.

    Fun Alternatives: Just be atentive, don't boter cows.

    Cow eating Cow standing The notice
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